Thursday, January 17, 2013

What, How & Why: A Closer Look - Featuring Christina Laing

At, we work with artists and photographers from across the United States and Canada. We're inspired everyday by the images that they send to us and by the stories they share.
In our "What, How & Why" interview series, we take a closer look at some of these fascinating people.

We've asked each participating artist or photographer three simple questions:

1. What do you do?
2. How do you do it?
3. Why do you use

Please read on to find out more about Christina Laing.

Christina Laing
Buffalo, NY 

What do you do?
I am a photographer, recent graduate of Buffalo State College, and resident artist at the 464 Gallery in Buffalo, NY. My work documents what happens following the rise and fall of industry- the decline in population and the growth of crime, vandalism, and architectural abandonment. When industry collapses, factories, churches, homes, and schools are reduced to ruins and decay spreads like a cancer. Each image is a visual record of how the community has changed over time, a portrait that will exist long after any demolition, arson, or structural collapse.

How do you do it?
While I do occasionally shoot film, a majority of my work is shot digitally and processed with a very subtle use of HDR software. I shoot with the widest focal length my lens will allow in any particular space. My goal is to capture the feeling of awe, amazement, and sadness that I am overcome with when I see these spaces, and pass those feelings along to the viewer.

Why do you use
I use iprintfromhome because I believe that when you support small, independently-owned businesses, you are investing in your community, and nothing makes me happier than to invest in Buffalo.  Additionally, the quality of iPrintfromHome's printing is perfect every time. I have never had a single problem and they're always quick and eager to help with any questions I may have.

Contact Information: 

Christina Laing

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